Friday, September 28, 2012

A Wild Hair

You can almost guess what's going on here. Obviously I'm at the salon. Obviously, I'm getting my hair done. What's not obvious is what's going on under those foils. I got a sudden urge to do a little something fun. For years I had wanted to add a plum tint to my hair. But when I went looking for plum hair on the webs, I came across something I liked even more. Try not to laugh...purple stripes (or highlights).  So I went with it....
and my favorite hairstyle...

I gotta tell you though, when I asked for the purple highlights, my hair dresser kidded with me that it was a mid-life crisis. Now I've seen little old ladies with purple hair and I've seen young gals with purple hair. But where does that leave us gals in the middle?

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Simple Lampshade

Looky-looky what I found at Hubby's storage...A dingy old lamp shade, dirty and yucky.

But it's a good thing I did find it because I needed a new lampshade for a nightstand lamp.
So the first thing I did was cut off the "fabric" which is actually a thin plastic sheet like the plastic tablecloths you get at the dollar store. So I cut it all off and had just the frame.
The material I chose to cover was easy to find. I have TONS of left over tulle from our wedding up in the attic. So I brought it  on down.
 I cut the tulle into strips about 5 inches wide and 18 inches long.
Then all I did was tie each strip from bottom to top in a pretty random pattern.
When I was done covering the frame, I trimmed the top.
I attached a flower embellishment and it's done! You could add trim, a bow or anything else you like.
Love it!! Oh, I forgot to tell Daddy McD I was adding something cute to his side of the bed....